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Haven Grill's Cornish hen, served simply with a (Credit: Alessandro Vecchi)

Haven Grill's Cornish hen, served simply with a garnish of watercress, is nicely burnished and juicy. (Sept. 14, 2012)

Haven Grill

Elio Sobrero offers a relatively healthy menu at Port Washington's Haven Grill, only to seduce you at the end with the kind of sweets he's built a reputation on.

Haven Grill is at 14 Haven Ave.in Port
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Haven Grill is at 14 Haven Ave.in Port Washington. (Sept. 14, 2012)

Elio Sobrero closed his Café Capriccio, at the
(Credit: Alessandro Vecchi)

Elio Sobrero closed his Café Capriccio, at the same address in Port Washington, lightened the menu, lowered the prices and renamed it Haven Grill. Most entrees average around $15. (Sept. 15, 2012)

Waiter Herman Reyes delivers a garlicky appetizer of
(Credit: Alessandro Vecchi)

Waiter Herman Reyes delivers a garlicky appetizer of escargots at Haven Grill. (Sept. 14, 2012)

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Debbi Share of New York, left, and Ilana
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Debbi Share of New York, left, and Ilana and Matt Engel of Port Washington dine at Haven Grill. (Sept. 15, 2012)

Chef and co-owner Elio Sebrero has gained a
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Chef and co-owner Elio Sebrero has gained a reputation over the years -- at such former Italian landmarks as Capriccio in Jericho and La Primavera in East Hills -- for his decadent, delicious desserts. (Sept. 15, 2012)

Haven Grill chef and co-owner Elio Sobrero, originally
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Haven Grill chef and co-owner Elio Sobrero, originally from Imperia, Italy, talks with Susan and Arthur Landau of Roslyn. The Landaus have dined on Sobrero's creations at his various restaurants for more than 30 years. (Sept. 15, 2012)

Haven Grill's seafood linguine. (Sept. 14, 2012)
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Haven Grill's seafood linguine. (Sept. 14, 2012)

Haven Grill's Cornish hen, served simply with a
(Credit: Alessandro Vecchi)

Haven Grill's Cornish hen, served simply with a garnish of watercress, is nicely burnished and juicy. (Sept. 14, 2012)

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Among chef Elio Sobrero's superb finales is a
(Credit: Alessandro Vecchi)

Among chef Elio Sobrero's superb finales is a creation called chocolate velvet: a blend of bittersweet chocolate, eggs, whipped cream, rum and amaretto cookies molded together with thinly sliced pound cake. (Sept. 14, 2012)

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